Punch,  1 (1841), 166.

The Political Euclid—No. 2  [2/2]



Notes, Drollery, Serial

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Mathematics, Politics

    Considers three political problems: 'to describe an Independent Member upon a given indefinite line of politics'; 'from a given point, to draw out a Radical Member to a given length'; and, 'from the greater opposition of two members to a given measure to cut off a part, so as it may agree with the less'. Shows how to solve each problem by arguments which parody the reasoning used in Euclid's geometry.

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